We are organisations and individuals with strategic interests in participatory arts, including community arts, socially-engaged arts, voluntary arts, and arts in education and learning. We come together as ArtWorks Alliance to help participatory arts in the UK become better.
• Second-tier participatory arts organisations
• Higher and further education, trainers
• Researchers, policy-makers
• Arts organisations
• Organisations in social justice, education, health
• Anyone influencing or influenced by participatory arts.
We are a group of organisations and individuals with a passion for participatory arts and an understanding that working together to strengthen support for those working in the field will bring benefits for everyone involved.
Coming together as ArtWorks Alliance enables us to do more - more swiftly - to develop participatory arts than we can each achieve on our own. We can support better both the organisations delivering participatory arts and the artists working in the field, leading to higher quality experiences for participants.
ArtWorks Alliance is funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, with additional project funding from Creative Scotland.
ArtWorks was originally developed by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
ArtWorks Alliance and its partners have created a huge library of research materials, reports and other resources. These all feature in our Knowledge Bank which is fully searchable and being added to all the time - and its free to everyone to use.
The story of the UK community arts movement.